About Holy Ghost
Holy Ghost is a patchwork of genetics that results in a soothing, well-balanced smoke. The hybrid is a cross between Pitbull, Amnesia Haze, Satori, and famous landrace sativa Durban Poison. Holy Ghost offers a mellow, almost spiritual high and graces users with a memorably robust aroma of spice and citrus. Its THC content has been measured at levels between 14% and 28%.
Holy Ghost sets itself apart with relatively large, well-formed flowers. The buds hold an irregular, chunky shape in the rough silhouette of a pinecone. Though their genetics are evenly split, these nuggets have distinctly indica bud structure, appearing compact and densely-packed. The tightly-curling leaves are a vibrant spring green and are twisted through with orange and brown pistils. Finally, cloudy white trichomes give Holy Ghost’s flowers a glowing, ghostlike sheen and a very sticky texture.
On first inspection, Holy Ghost’s flowers give off a dank and earthy funk. Another sniff, though, reveals bright notes of fruit and citrus. Grinding up or breaking open the buds, meanwhile, reveals a spicy, piney aroma that may be passed on from Durban Poison. When burnt, Holy Ghost gives off a smooth and easy smoke that doesn’t typically trigger coughing or watery eyes. This smoke leaves behind a smooth mouthfeel with flavors of lemon and soil.
The high from Holy Ghost takes effect quickly. Almost immediately, users are struck by a bracing pressure around the head and temples, along with a flush in the cheeks. As consumers internalize these sensations, they find themselves launched into an elevated head high, characterized by a certain intensification of thoughts and ideas. Some may stop to ponder concepts that might not otherwise seem interesting, while others can slip into a pattern of mind race, with a free-flowing inner monologue. Luckily, Holy Ghost’s indica genes can keep these heady effects from becoming too jittery or overwhelming. The resulting balance of mental stimulation and physical calm can be good for activities that require both the simultaneous coordination of brain and body -- including exercise dancing, and under the right circumstances, sex. On the other hand, those who need to get work done can take advantage of Holy Ghost’s clear-eyed focus to execute complex, analytical tasks. As this strain’s high wears on, its physical properties become more pronounced. Breathing may begin to happen freely and easily, while any embodied tensions can be released. At this point, users are more likely to immerse themselves in calm, moody surroundings as they begin to space out. If the dosage is increased, prepare to be couch-locked and stupefied, no longer able to sustain concentration with those who aren’t under the influence themselves. Because of its slow decrease, Holy Ghost is best smoked between late afternoon and early evening.
Holy Ghost’s versatile properties also make it valuable for some medical cannabis patients. Its tuned-in mental alertness can be of use to those with attention deficit disorders, helping them to concentrate on single tasks. Its mood-improving qualities can also temporarily eliminate the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physiologically speaking, Holy Ghost’s body high can soothe aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to diseases like arthritis or lupus. Some anti-inflammatory properties can address everyday discomforts like nausea and headaches. Because its early stages can be associated with obsessive, recursive thinking, Holy Ghost is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Unfortunately for home growers, seeds of this strain are not available for sale online. Instead, those looking to cultivate it should get clippings from a reliable source in order to grow clones. Although there isn’t much specific information on best practices for growing this strain, we know that it can be grown indoors or (if growers live in a hot and humid climate) outdoors. We also know that its indica-esque physical characteristics suggest short and bushy plants, as well as a relatively short flowering time.
With an intoxicating mix of stimulation and relaxation, Holy Ghost offers something for everyone. It’s as enjoyable when savored alone as it is when shared with friends.